Husain Haqqani

Husain Haqqani

The writer is director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC. He served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the US and is author, most recently, of ‘Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States and an epic history of misunderstanding’

Talk, but without illusions
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

Suspending the dialogue each time there is a terrorist attack gives jihadis a veto over talks.

Not like Nixon to China
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

For now, the best outcome of the ‘Modi to Lahore’ foray comprises only modest possibilities.

Reach out to the other side
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

After the nuclear deal, the Arab world fears a better funded Iranian campaign will exert more influence across the Muslim world than in the past. The US needs to reassure the region

Go on, break the cycle
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Things can change between India and Pakistan if one side simply refuses to play the well-worn game

Pakistan’s greatest enemy is denial
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

December 16 attack is the result of a sustained national policy gone wrong.

A foreign economic policy
Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Modi’s success with China, US depends on ability to bring economics to the centre.

A bubble called Pakistan
Fri, Aug 08, 2014

Another elected government is sought to be destabilised. Beneath the noisy political chaos is a country in denial about its loss of direction

If the generals have changed their mind
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

To be credible, their promise to fight terrorism will need to be accompanied by a realignment of Pakistani nationalism.

Reworking the idea of Pakistan
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

Nawaz Sharif must revise his country’s notion of India as ‘permanent enemy’ to reach out to India’s new government.

An old story of new beginnings
Tue, May 27, 2014

Nawaz Sharif’s participation in Narendra Modi’s swearing-in is a first. The two leaders must now overcome past failures

The slow end of ideology
Mon, May 19, 2014

India has rejected the politics of loyalty and legacy. Can Pakistan move on too?